[kde-linux] kmail - turn off html?

J J Murphy murphyjj at bigpond.net.au
Thu Dec 31 17:43:33 UTC 2009

On Fri, 1 Jan 2010 02:58:21 am you wrote:
> The reason that html 
> mail is so disliked by 'geeks' is that there have been instances where malware 
> has been successfully and invisibly embedded. 
I've heard this before - but two (genuine) questions:
1. Are there real examples of this - and how could they infect a *nix OS?
2. Is this a valid danger compared to others - such as spoof/malicious sites, illegal remote log-ins and other techniques (some conceivably even beyond the user's control)?
(As I stated in my original posting, I'm not objecting to lists insisting on no HTML, I'm commenting on the general attitude that this email illustrates to HTML - which is the defacto standard of the commercial world; like it or not.)

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